CHL Holder Shoots Man On Bus
"That guy said he was going to kick my ass," Mallot told police. He stated he then pulled a knife and Francis repeated the threat. Mallot then drew a a .357 magnum revolver and shot Francis COM in front of more than 20 passengers. Francis then ran to the front of the bus where he collapsed and died. Garrett Mallot holds a license for a concealed handgun.
Gwen Guidry, a nurse on her way to work at Methodist Hospital stated, “We saw this big light and this big pop. My ears are still ringing. I tried to revive him. I did what I could. But it wasn’t happening."
“The guy bumped him,” said Effrom Mooring who was on the bus. “They exchanged words. The guy pulled out a gun and shot him. Just for bumping him.”
“Everybody started ducking and hollering. He just put the gun back in his pants and politely walked to the back of the bus and sat down,” said Troy Andrews.
Troy Andrews’ wife was on the bus. “He was gasping for air and there’s no way she (Gwen Guidry) could help him.”
On arrival at the scene, Houston police found a compliant Mallot in the rear of the bus, his hands raised. He had surrendered his firearm to paramedics who were treating another passenger for chest pain, and attending to the deceased Francis. Garrett Mallot was taken into custody, and has now been charged with murder. If convicted, he faces 5 to 99 years, or life in prison. Mallot's attorney, Alvin Nunnery, was not immediately available for comment.